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HAL Chopper Forcelands On Apartment Roof

Bangalore, Apr 12: A trainer helicopter of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on Thursday made an emergency landing on the roof of an apartment in Byapanahalli area in Bangalore, but both the pilot and the co-pilot escaped

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: April 12, 2012 23:04 IST
hal chopper forcelands on apartment roof
hal chopper forcelands on apartment roof

Bangalore, Apr 12: A trainer helicopter of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on Thursday made an emergency landing on the roof of an apartment in Byapanahalli area in Bangalore, but both the pilot and the co-pilot escaped unhurt, police said.


The helicopter, which developed a technical glitch in the air, was damaged while landing, they said.

A press release from HAL said, in a training sortie of HAL Rotary Wing Academy's Schweizer-300C helicopter, flown by Air Commodore (Retd) Roj Assey alongwith trainee Capt Digvijay Singh, which took-off at 1430
hours today, flew for 2 hours and 10 minutes, made an emergency landing on top of a building, near BEML Kalyana Mantap, Bangalore.

The press release claimed there were  no damages to the building, both pilot and trainee were safe
and  the helicopter sustained some damages.

The press release said, Air Commodore controlled the helicopter to make an emergency landing on top of the building as there was no open place available in the near vicinity, where he could have landed immediately.  

The cause of emergency landing is being ascertained.

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